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A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars
A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and their leaders, died Monday at his Hollywood home. He was 81. The cause was respiratory failure, said Charles Fleming, a close friend and Times journalist. ------------ For the Record A.J. Langguth obituary: The news obituary in the Sept. 2 LATExtra section on historian and former war correspondent A.J. Langguth stated that he injured his diaphragm while covering the Vietnam War. According to Joe Saltzman, his longtime friend and fellow...

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